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October 18, 2017 12:58 PM   Subscribe

Rageaholic has matched over 200,000 YouTube videos to the last 20 years of ABC1's rage playlists in an easy to use interface. (They also have a free app: Google Play / Apple). The videos are a diverse mix of mainstream and rare music across many genres, including many little-known Australian, alternative and independent bands. (Via.) Also see: The The 30 Best 'Rage' Guest Playlists Ever.

Previously on MeFi.

The program's page on wikipedia. Also see: a list of rage programmers for reference.
posted by zarq (24 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
I’m so glad rage is still going and I can pass my very late night (early morning) viewing habits on to my almost teenage kid. I was introduced to soooooooooo many indie bands way before I could go see them. rage (along with Recovery) holds a special little place in my heart.
posted by antipodes at 2:24 PM on October 18, 2017 [3 favorites]


Yessss.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:37 PM on October 18, 2017


Oh damn!
posted by awfurby at 3:15 PM on October 18, 2017


I still have the NIN and Marilyn Manson ones on VHS somewhere in my parents' house... great list! I recall the Tea Party being a particular highlight too, but then I was 16 at the time. Rage was a great medium for discovering things that your favourite bands liked but which you'd never heard of before (as a suburban 16-year-old especially). I really do think it broadened my musical horizons considerably.

I always maintained a "rage rule" when watching - I'd go to bed as soon as there were two bad tracks in a row. Often stayed up til the wee hours...
posted by horopter at 3:30 PM on October 18, 2017 [4 favorites]


"RAGE is an all-night music video program that airs every weekend in Australia on ABC."

Which because of their font, my old eyes, and 2017, I read as as "alt-right" and WTF?
posted by bongo_x at 5:18 PM on October 18, 2017


horopter, the phenomenon you describe is known as 'rage karma' amongst my peers.

Naturally, I missed a brush with rage fame because I joined the band about 18 months later
posted by prismatic7 at 5:44 PM on October 18, 2017 [3 favorites]


Advice from 1998:

Printing the playlists

Netscape

Under the File menu, select Page Setup. Tick Black Text under Page Options. The printer should print text as black.

Internet Explorer

Under the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Under the General menu, select Colors. The Use Windows Colors box should not be checked. You can select the colour you want to print with by clicking on the coloured box (it defaults to black).
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:35 PM on October 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Woot. I grew up on Rage. A lot of great music late into the night.
posted by greenhornet at 7:14 PM on October 18, 2017


I’m so glad rage is still going and I can pass my very late night (early morning) viewing habits on to my almost teenage kid. I was introduced to soooooooooo many indie bands way before I could go see them. rage (along with Recovery) holds a special little place in my heart.

Rage was the one reason I finally figured out how to wire our Hi-Fi VCR into the stereo.
posted by Talez at 7:34 PM on October 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


The long play VCR setting was the best for this. My sister and I used to record it every weekend to watch during the day. My main Rage memories are thinking we were cool watching Madonna's Justify My Love film clip at a sleepover in year 6, staying up all night watching Alice In Chains guest programming, and Evidence by Faith No More being on when I was getting ready for the breakfast shift at Maccas.
posted by Kris10_b at 8:21 PM on October 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


I still get such a contented glow when I hear the rage intro. You know good things come next when you hear it.
posted by N-stoff at 8:47 PM on October 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


I see the “rage” tag but not the equally essential closing “rrrraaaaaggge” tag.
posted by No-sword at 8:59 PM on October 18, 2017 [9 favorites]


OMG. Coming home drunk in the early hours and listening to 'R-r-r-r-raaaaaaaaaaa-ge!!', with that stuttering, air-punching visual. Memories of my carefre youth (long bloody gone!). Love it.
posted by Salamander at 12:06 AM on October 19, 2017


I reckon RAGE saved lives. Seriously. All those young people who left the pub to go home and watch RAGE instead of driving around looking for more music? At least some of them missed a meeting with their maker on a road or in a fight or something one Friday or Saturday night.
posted by Thella at 1:58 AM on October 19, 2017


Am I correct in remembering that at some point in the pre- internet 90's Rage had a 1800 or 1300 phone number you could call and hear a producer read through that night or that weekend's playlist of clips?
posted by UnoDosTresEsto at 1:59 AM on October 19, 2017


Australians all let us rejoice
♫ For we have the ABCeeeee ♫

posted by Thella at 2:03 AM on October 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


rage on the telly, chess on the coffee table, muted freeway roar outside, and the hydro garden bubbling away contentedly in the wardrobe

good times
posted by flabdablet at 3:47 AM on October 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


Unfortunately, the app is not working for me (crashes when loading the videos), because this is something I could well use as for background music.

I know Rage mostly being perhaps the biggest source for pre-youtube videoclips on file sharing apps, particularly for alternative stuff - I have CDRs with videoclips, and wouldn't be surprised if most of them were recorded from there. However, the "late night music" thing to me was the MTV Chill Out Zone (here on VH1) , which was also a frequent source for a video rips, more on techno/ambient stuff.
posted by lmfsilva at 5:59 AM on October 19, 2017


UnoDosTresEsto I do have a vague memory of calling a phone number to hear the list for that night. Not sure if it's a false memory however...
posted by horopter at 6:02 AM on October 19, 2017


rrrraaaaaggge

Tagged!
posted by zarq at 6:21 AM on October 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


rrrraaaaaggge

Linked!
posted by flabdablet at 7:35 AM on October 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


horopter
I can distinctly remember calling a number (toll-free, whatever that means) and hearing a recording of a producer, (or let's say Production Assistant) reading the play list for that night of Rage and deciding if we wanted to commit to staying up until 2am or 4am. Read aloud in a very matter-of-fact "coming up next" way
posted by UnoDosTresEsto at 8:07 AM on October 19, 2017


if we wanted to commit to staying up until 2am or 4am

The two hours in between are the Forgotten Hours. Once you pass 2am, 4am arrives about a minute afterwards.
posted by flabdablet at 8:11 AM on October 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


The two hours in between are the Forgotten Hours. Once you pass 2am, 4am arrives about a minute afterwards.

The hardest hours, the darkest hours, the roarin' hours, the fallen hours
These should not be forgotten hours
posted by Talez at 8:29 AM on October 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


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